Children’s Plaster Toys Developed by Kazakh Aims to Create Patriotism
A unique children’s plaster castings shaped as the sacred sites and fairy tale characters in Kazakhstan was created by student entrepreneur from Petropavl, Zhanat Kakimov.
The student initially had the idea of developing the plaster castings when he was studying. He then won a grant from a local youth project which helped him to implement the idea.
Kakimov first creates electronic models on the computer. Following that, he then carves wooden templates on a milling cutter and proceeds to complete the forms with other essentials.
He said the plaster castings help to develop manual dexterity and spatial thinking amongst children.
“I have always wanted to become an entrepreneur but I did not know what business to start. I thought that there were few educational toys for children aimed at learning the sacred sites in Kazakhstan.”
“With these toy sets, I wanted to develop patriotism among the children. I want them to know about Abylai Khan for example and the sacred sites in the country,” Kakimov added.
Kakimov and his team have created more than 500 toy sets for children. His idea was named as one of the best innovation concepts in the youth development project.
In the near future, the young entrepreneur is planning to create 3D models of prominent sites of Kostanai region as well.